22 January 2019
CNUE Annual Report 2017

CNUE Annual Report 2017

The digitalisation of economic activities is a challenge and a priority that we share with the European institutions. Technological developments influence consumption patterns and the demands of our clients. Digital contracts, virtual identities, blockchain, artificial intelligence, digital heritage: these words are in tune with the times, with legal issues to be resolved and practical solutions to be found.
With a view to consolidating the digital single market, the European Commission is particularly active at legislative level: the Directive on online contracts and the supply of digital content, the creation of a single digital gateway and the company law legislative package.

The CNUE anticipated this wish to move forward. In 2017, we organised the 4th edition of the Notaries of Europe Congress in Santiago de Compostela. On this occasion, the notariats presented numerous proposals for better consumer protection in the digital environment and a regulatory framework that is more conducive to the development of companies.

In 2017, we also reaffirmed our commitment to the fight against money laundering with the entry into force and revision process of the 4th European directive on money laundering. In this respect, the notarial profession works in cooperation with European and global institutions.

Offering our expertise, being a source of proposals; this is the credo of the CNUE for this year and for the years to come.

José Manuel García Collantes
2017 CNUE President